Cash boost for youth activity scheme in Hailsham

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An activity scheme aimed at providing young people in Hailsham with organised

outings on Friday evenings has received £348 from the Waitrose Community Matters scheme.

The cheque was presented to youth workers last week and will be used to subsidise young people taking part in the Friday Night Project activities this autumn.

Paul Soane, manager of Waitrose in Hailsham said: “It is a great achievement that the town council’s youth project staff, Safer Wealden Partnership, Targeted Youth Support and other partner agencies have come together to give young people an opportunity to engage in really exciting

recreational activities. Waitrose is delighted to be able to help Friday Night Project partners continue their great work by way of this donation. We are supportive of local youth services in general and look forward to helping out where we can in the future.”

Andy Joyes, Youth Project Coordinator at Hailsham Town Council said: “We are delighted to receive this cheque from Waitrose and extremely grateful to them for generously supporting our important youth projects and activities. Funding for our various youth projects is always needed in order to keep services running and to make sure that everyone gets the chance to use them. The young people who take part in Friday Night Project activities will benefit considerably from this donation.”

All young people in Hailsham aged 11 to 17 are welcome to attend outings.

Further details, including bookings and programmes/activity schedules can be obtained by contacting Andy Joyes on 01323 841702 or by email: andy.joyes@hailsham-tc.gov.uk